recording and remixing oral history for a global audience
DURBAN SINGS is a regional audio media and oral history project with a story to tell. Using street recordings and internet audio archiving to create an open platform for contributions and remixes from artists and activists around the world. DURBAN SINGS is a sound network joining hemispheres via audio correspondence between listeners; building a listening bridge between communities, artists and activist groups in KZN and the rest of the world.
On 6 May 2009, the Canadian radio station Cjam91.5fm broadcasted remixes from the DURBAN SINGS on-line audio archive. Garth Rennie, in his show Soundscape-Rhythms introduced the project and presented a live on-air remix of DURBAN SINGS recordings and the Detroit Techno group Underground Resistance.
These clips are published to feed debate and listening exchange. Comments and responses (written or audio) or links and reports of related experiences are very welcome and can be posted to the contacts below. For audio comments or re-mixes, please up-load your recordings on archive.org (keyword: Durban Sings) and send us the links via the comment boxes of the blog.